The PEOPLE of Solomons are not making this decision....A PM, who has been elected and re-elected 3 x times , is betraying the nation.
Wonderful move by China, it bypasses the whole naval initial territorial defense by Taiwan that is just for starters. How did Australia and New Zealand allowed that to happen?.
Our politicians have not been looking after our interests.
More than that, they've been working overtime to sell us and our interests out!
They have been lining their pockets for years selling out our country as they do so and I wonder how many of those dollars are Chinese dollars that have lined their pockets!!
So true. And when Australia allowed thousands of Chinese students to study at their Universities ,they made a rod for there own back. Easy money but at what political and military cost. An example of this is a Chinese student who topped his Uni class ,returned to China and is now head of their drone division. Well done Australia.
I'm going to get some champagne to celebrate.
Australia the only nation on the planet that invites the enemy for dinner and sleep over.
Well, they do because if they build a naval port there it could keep Australian nuclear subs in check when they sail to South or East China sea.
The Solomon Islands, just like Ukraine, are making military alliances .. if Russia had no right to intervene in Ukraine, Australia has no right to intervene in the Solomon Islands .
It is one of the smartest military move by China to break isolation form 1st island chain , this will disturb and make the equation more challenging and interesting
I think it is the best time for us to move back to Europe
This is the reality we live in. Scott failed to secure the Solomon's support. The Solomon islands have every right to make that deal with China.